Bettors are backing Mike Tyson to beat Roy Jones Jr!

‘Iron Mike’ is the favorite with oddsmakers – and it seems sports bettors agree

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr meet in their exhibition match in just four days’ time, and the betting markets are revealing that Tyson is being tipped to win by sportsbooks and sports bettors alike.

Tyson is the clear favorite among oddsmakers, with his price of victory set at -185. Put simply, this carries an implied probability of 64.91% that Tyson emerges from the ring victorious in what will be his first public contest in over 15 years.

NEWS:   Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr live on BT Sport Box Office

Jones Jr. can be backed at odds of +175, making him the outsider with just a 36.36% implied chance. The draw is set at +1000.

Interestingly, the betting breakdown almost exactly mirrors the implied probability of the odds; 62% of bets placed on the market have backed Tyson, compaired to just 33% for Jones – 5% are on the draw.

OddsChecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “Jones has fought much more frequently in recent years while Tyson has been inactive, but the 54-year-old wasn’t called ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ for nothing, a fact clearly being remembered by the betting world.”

“Roy Jones Jr is still fast and hard to hit” says sparring partner Dacarree Scott

Roy Jones Jr’s sparring partner Dacarree Scott says the former pound-for-pound star is “still fast” and “hard to hit” ahead of his exhibition with Mike Tyson in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Barry Hearn has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list

NEWS:   Roy Jones Jr looks blazing fast ahead of Mike Tyson fight on Nov.28th

Jones Jr ends a near three year absence to face former undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson, who has been retired for 15 years at the Staples Center over eight rounds on Saturday.

Unbeaten Heavyweight, Scott, better known as ‘Mac Truck’ was called in to spar Jones Jr and says the former four-weight world champion is still as quick and elusive as ever.

Asked what he was impressed with most when sparring Jones Jr,

NEWS:   Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce: Age Is Just A Number For Juggernaut Joe

[embedded content]